When my dragon was less than 24 hours old, I discovered that his loving mother had licked the hair off of his elbows, forehead and hips in an excess of motherly affection. Horses...it's always something.
He was (and still is) everything to me. I called the vet and frantically reported the problem. He told me to put a popular brand of diaper rash cream on the spots. My baby horse smelled like a human baby for a couple of weeks. It was delightful.
And thus began my appreciation of diaper rash cream for a variety of horse issues. Here are the benefits:
- 40% Zinc cream is an excellent sunscreen that stays on through sweat and rain. Especially useful for white noses.
- It keeps moisture off the skin making it a great help in treating scratches.
- Flies don't like it, so it's better than many other treatment options on wounds to keep the flies out.
- It's inexpensive and a tube will last me for months.